5 New Uses for Things You Already Own
Starch as Sneaker Preserver
Original purpose: Stiffening a collar.
Aha! use: Preserving the just-out-of-the-box look of sneakers. Repel dirt and grime by spraying a light coat of starch all over the interiors and exteriors of canvas or nylon sneakers before wearing them.
Reward: Shoes that stand up to the elements.